Why, hello there plant lovers! It’s not everyday that we see an orange plant growing in our yard, even more so an Orange Azalea, specifically, the Gibraltar Azalea. I cannot tell you how much I truly love this plant. All I can is, this Azalea is such a breath of fresh air in my garden. It’s so pretty and so unique. A very delicious looking plant that makes you wanna eat it, because it looks just like an orange popsicle. Such a beauty, indeed.
There’s really not a lot of Orange Azaleas nowadays, and this kind is probably one of the deepest orange shade of all. In fact, I might be the only one who has this color of Azalea in my entire neighborhood. FYI: Azaleas in general are cousins with Rhododendron a.k.a Megatron plant 🙂 and Roses, of course.
This particular plant grows in Zone 5-8 and blooms around mid-spring to late-spring. It’s a prolific bloomer once established. Mine took about 2-3 years to establish since it was dying in its first location where I planted it, then I transplanted it and brought it back from the dead. Now it’s doing so much better in its second life. LOL. 🙂 This plant really needs a lot of sun, trust me.
Also, this plant likes a well-drained healthy soil, and needs regular watering, not constant though. The same treatment you’ll give to a rose will also work for this kind of plant. Additionall, this plant can also grow up to 6 feet high and 4 inches wide. I haven’t detected any scent so far, but its blooms are amazing and in a deep dark copper-orange shade. I also like how it seems to be quite resistant to fungi or mildew. On top of it, this plant is a guaranteed show-stopper in my garden, such a sight to behold!
Ciao now folks!
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